A lazy walk about town

Protests at the first day of the conservative government.  We wondered whether our visit was going to be to an independent Scotland a few months back.

Protests at the first day of the conservative government. We wondered whether our visit was going to be to an independent Scotland a few months back.

After several days of train trips we slept in today and had a gentle walk about London.

We started at Covent Garden for a very late breakfast in the sunken courtyard with the same buskers, a quartet and female opera singer we remember from our last visit to London. We mooched around the shops briefly and walked up embankment park to the docks for a round trip Thames tour.

Sweat Pees remind J of her grandma.

Sweat Pees remind J of her grandma.

On the way I saw english sweet peas on sale, the favorite of my grandma, a symbol in my mind for her. It made me smile.

Tower Bridge.  The river-side sights aren't quite as picturesque as in Paris.

Tower Bridge. The river-side sights aren’t quite as picturesque as in Paris.

The boat was just like that in Paris, like an open double decker bus, but the length of the journey and commentary left something to be desired but our expectations were not high, like I said, it was a lazy day and a boat ride vs. walking sounded nice and lazy. We got off at Westminster and walked by big ben, parliament, the Westminster abby, and Scotland yard. Having visited these places before we were content with a walk by and a few pictures.

Westminster Abby's front door.  Parliament there on the right.

Westminster Abby’s front door. Parliament there on the right.

Then back into the tube home for dinner. I have to say I am really starting to settle into the London vibe, the crowds and tube no longer phasing me. Looking less and less like a tourist everyday (as long as I don’t speak).